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CA Bill to Decriminalize “Loitering” Spotlights Cops-Turned-Politicians

A 2019 explainer from CalMatters on the difficulties of police reform in Sacramento explained that “at least four legislators are…

February 7, 2022

Baltimore Study Boosts Movements to Decriminalize Drugs and Sex Work

Replication is of paramount importance, in the sciences, in determining whether an earlier research was a fluke or says something…

October 20, 2021

Sex Workers No Longer Criminalized for Simply Living With HIV in Nevada

In Nevada, sex workers living with HIV have been uniquely targeted by the state, facing harsher punishments than their seronegative…

July 15, 2021

Federal Watchdog: FOSTA Isn’t Even Useful for Law Enforcement

From the get-go, sex worker activists knew nothing good would come from FOSTA, a 2018 law that formally makes online…

June 25, 2021

As Sex Workers, We Know the “Equality Model” Is a Dangerous Mistake

The general public is perhaps only tangentially aware of sex workers’ rights and the struggles facing our community. If you…

February 10, 2021

NY Ends “Walking While Trans” Ban Targeting Women of Color

Transgender and criminal justice reform activists won a major victory as New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation passed that…

February 2, 2021

How New Haven Harm Reductionists Reach Sex Workers in the Pandemic

In November, Sex Workers and Allies Network (SWAN) unveiled a new mobile-outreach van. Our street-based outreach team distributes free harm…

January 11, 2021

Decriminalizing Sex Work and Drugs Central to Trans and LGBTQ+ Rights

Every day, people do what they need to do in order to survive. That is clearer today than ever before.…

June 8, 2020

Queens, NY Faces Nordic-Model Sex Work Crackdown

In 2019, the nation's most diverse county narrowly missed a major opportunity to embrace sex work decriminalization. A little less…

May 20, 2020

Barcelona Data Give Snapshot of COVID-19 Impact on HIV-Positive Queer Men

Research from Spain has provided an initial snapshot into how people living with HIV, and specifically queer men, may be…

April 20, 2020